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HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, WOO.
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I V .'"V H 'Wh r
HE LIKES H1L0 HARBOR
Captain Perkins of the Patatlnder
Talks for Hawaii Herald.
Good' Holding Ground Necessity of Break-
water-Improvements Will Depend on
Hllo's Pull Id Congress.
CALENDAR BREAKS RECORD
Nearly Two Hundred Gases for Feb
GOOD RECORD CONTINUES
NEW WHARF CONSTRUCTION
FUMIGATION HOUSE READY
Inmates of Drill Shed Cimp May Com
plete Quarantine Without Removal.
Single Suspicious Case Re
Well Satisfied With Decision of the
Board of Health.
Cotton Brothers & Co. Makes the Only
Bid and Get the Contract.
ruary Term of Circuit Court.
Ililo. Jan. 25. The Herald todny
publishes tho following Important In
terview relatlvo to Hllo harbor:
Captain Perkins of tho Pnthflaft
u very genial gentleman with hieml...-8
of tho newspapor fraternity, lias tho
happy faculty of entertaining them In a
charming conversation touching mat
ior of extreme Interest to residents of
Hllo without onco reaching tho goal of
the reporter s efforts.
"You havo here," ho said yesterday,
harbor abundantly easy oi access
and sumdcntlyTargo In area nnd dopl.i
of water to accommodate n limited
number of tho largCBt vessels atioat
and as many of the nvcrngo bIzo as
want to como In.
"Tho harbor Is all excellent holding
ground In splto of tho fact that tho
bottom Is of black sand, tho density of
which one would not expect to bo so
qood. As to a. breakwater, It would bo
a vory benellclal thing nnd Its con
struction would not bo unreasonably
expenslvo for tho reason that you havo
all material hero that Is necessary for
tho work, though tho Bpeclllc gravity
of your rocks would require them to
be packed raoro denso thnn they would
If tho weight was greater. Thcro would
b no necessity for expciiHlvo cement
work, nnd such a breakwater would
not servo tho purpose as well ns one
built upon tho looso rock principle.
"When will It bo built? I would say
that It depends entirely upon tho
giowth of comnicrco In Hllo nnd upon
the mil- "t of pull Hllo has In Con
greB. So far It Is hardly settled that
the Islands nro to bo represented by a
delcgato ,and even It they nro a dele
gate from a territory lacks Influence
in n verv Imnortant direction: ho can
not vote, thcrcforo it will bo Impos
sible for him to help a Representative
In a measuto nnd thereby securo his
vote on something for tho benefit of
the Islands. You seo you arc to a cer
tain extent handicapped. Tho United
States Is very liberal In matters which
affect harbors, but Hawaii well. Ha
wnll Is as yet only an outpost and nono
of us know what Congress will do for
"Tho harbor at Honolulu is good, but
limited In arcn; It Is capable, however,
of almost unlimited cxtonslc n If tho
Government wants to spend tho money
for It. Tho channel Is narrow aud tho
constantly accumulating sand necessi
tates frequent dredging. That harbor
Is well sholtered whllo tho one hero Is
open, but hero vessels of any draught
have a perfectly free ncceks at nil
times. With a breakwater theBo ves
sels would bo enabled to go nlongsldo
piers without danger If your com
mcreo grows as I think It will, you
must havo piers for these vessels and
you cannot havo the piers without tho
breakwater. Tho Pathfinder will bo In
theso waters for several winters and
wo oxnect to do a great deal of work
making charts, as tho harbors do not
seem to havo been charted coi rcctly at
any time. Ono matter of Importance
which wo aro to Investigate during our
stay on tho Islands Is that of localities
whP.ro llchthouses may bo constructed.
Tho department Is In constant receipt
of suggestions bearing upon tho matter
and I am Instructed to Investigate, and
report. When that Is done our work
for this season may bo considered
Change of Lav of Adverse Possession Is Occa
sion of Enormous Increase In Land Suits
Yalue of Perhaps a Million Dollars.
So far ns Its compilation has advanc
ed, tho calendar for the February term
of tho First Circuit Court appears be
low. It will contain nearly two hun
dred cases, beating all previous records
The criminal cases given hero nro
only i.io few left unfinished from last
term. Now commlttnls and appeals
from district courts nro not yet fully
compiled. Ono of tho committals Is for
n shooting scrapo where n Portuguese
boy was killed.
It Is in civil cases that tho largo In
crease occurs. This is owing to the
Inw of adverse possession passed at
last session of tho Legislature which
took effect on tho first of Jnnuary.Tho
law reduces auvcrso holding of lands
from twenty years to ten years. Of
courso tho cases arc not nil for trial,
many having been filed so ns to come
within tho limit of twenty years.
Henry Smith, Clerk of Judiciary, has
Issued summons in no less than fifty
such enscs for all tho other circuits
Maul, Hnwall and Kauai. These cases
Involvo lands to tho value of probably
between half a million to a million of
dollars. In many Instnnccs tho suits
have regard to ahupuaas, largo tracts
of laud. Litigation over laud titles,
tho prospect Is, will almost monopolize
tho tlmo of tho courts for n long period
Three Dajs With a Clean Board-Deaths
In Various Parts of the City
Hakes Some Suggestions About Location of
Special Agents- Dr. Wood Accepts Sugges
tions Del-gate Will Depart.
Conditions of United States Permission Coml
fitred by Cabinet Excess of 523,000 In
Payrolls-Compensation to Flicmen.
Tho Board of Health office telephon
ed to tho Bulletin yesterday nftornoon
to contradict tho statement mndo In
another afternoon paper of yesterday
that there had been n death from the
plaguo during tho morning. Mlml, tho
wlfo of Assagura, was tho w jman ro
ferrcd to. Hers was a cuso c f typhoid
The Low n Force.
This forenoon a saddled horso oc
cupied tho Merchant street sidewalk
nt tho Mutual Telephone Co.'s yard
gate for somo time. Pedestrians had
to tako tho roadway. A deposit of
manuro was left on tho sidewalk. Evi
dently tho police are rusty In their
leading of tho law relating to side
Congratulate Capt. Bcrger.
Captain Borger Is tho happy father
of a fine baby girl born yesterday
morning. Both mother and chlldaro
Death at Insane Asylum.
Lelelwl. a Hawaiian woman, aged 60,
died nt tho Insano Asylum, January 8.
tho complaint being cerebral nommo
rhago. Interment look place In Fuea.
DON'T PA83 our OPERA GLABSE8
for tho World. They'ro mado by I
Malre. "Nun said." II. F. WICHMAN.
foreign jury criminal.
L. Alilo Unlawful possession
W. II. Marshall Libellous publica
tion. Tarn Tul and four othcru Riot and
I.al Fu Assault and battery.
Jim Shearn ABsault with dangerous
HAWAIIAN JURY CIVIL.
J. D. Holt, Jr. vs A: Knuhl Ejectment.
In ro Estato of Nallmu Naolwl. Order
refusing probate of will. a
Kaupena Knlmana vs J. II. Kama?
tinti. Malicious prosecution.
John Knlkekll vs Nalellchua. Eject
ment. Junius Knao vs Oahu It. & L. Co.
Jessie Knue vs Oahu It. & L. Co.
Wong Chan Aknna vs J. F. Colburn.
W. C. Achl vs Keopulupulu ct nl.
Knul vs W. C. Achl. Trespass.
W. C. Achl vs Knul. Ejectment.
In ro widening of Berctanla Btreet.
Appeal of Mrs. Mary Adams.
Henry Smith vs Noa nnd Kapuaaln.
Mary II. Attherley ct nl vs Knplolani
Estate, Ltd. Ejectment.
Pclanl vs Knoao (oplo.) Ejectment.
Fanny Strauch vs Kaplolanl Estate,
Knlawo vs See Hop. Ejectment.
Joseph P. Mendonca vs Q. Markham.
Trustees Lunallllo Estato vs Halca-
kala ct al. Ejectment.
Kaplolanl Estate, Ltd., va L. K. Pu
Kaplolanl Estato, Ltd.,'va A. 8. Cleg
Mahoahon vs Tal Bun ct al. Eject
ment, Fred. Wundenburg vs Kcaumoku.
Samuel Andrews vs Kalkenn.
Samuel Andrews vs
Y. Ah In vs John K. Sumucr. As
sumpsit. T. R. Mossman vs H. R. Macfanano
et nl. Quieting title.
T. R. Mossman vs Emily l
T. H. Mossman vb C. Monting. Assumpsit.
Hanakaulanl Holt vs namaK.ua aiiii
C. K. Iaukca vs u. cartwrigni et ai.
Kalau vs Ewa Plantation co. et ai.
8. Ahml vs Annlo Waller ct nl.
Prlscllla E. Hasslnger et al vs Helen
B. King et al. Ejectment.
,A. N. A. Olds va J. A. Magoon.
Sol. Kauai vs John K. Sumner ot nl.
Lulka Klllnaho va II. R. Macfarlano
et nl, Executors. Ejectment.
Mary K. Tlobets va S. JU. Damon ct
Melo uuii erai vs Hawaiian com
mercial & Sugar Co. Ejectment.
Benito Gucrroro vs Anna do3 A.
Knn Wing Chew va A. M. Brown and
C. V. Chllllngworth. Trespass.
2 p. in. The very hopeful
situation still continues. No
new cases or anything verging
on tho suspicious today. This
Is tho sumo ns the tccord for
the past thrco days.
Tho following letter relating to 10
ports of plaguo on Kniml was received
today from Sheriff Coney:
"Thcro Is absolutely nothing In the
rumor of plague on Knual. It has been
the practico on Kauai slnco tho plaguo
broke out in Honolulu to have all Im
migrants on their arrival here ex
amined by ii physician.
"In ono or two Instances we found
Japanese with fover but there was
nothing suspicious. If there had been,
I should hnvo reported tho matter to
tho Hoard of Health Immediately. Tho
people of Kauai do not thank the ru
morologlBt, who over he may be, for
Btnritlng such n rumor as I havo men
tioned nnd I wish the Bulletin would
contradict the story.
(Signed.) J. II. CONEY,
Sheriff of Kauai.
What to do with tho fumigated mer
chandise now Btorcd In tho Anla ware
houses Is a question now before tho
Board of Health for consideration. Mr.
Smith remarked at tho meeting yester
day that three-quarters of the mer
chants owning merchandise In tho
warehouses had consented to accept
tho CG 2-3 per cent basis of tho actual
valuation of their goods. Tho Mer
chants' Committee had asked for moro
tlmo In older that moro merchants
might bo brought around. Tho Chi
nese nnd Japanese CoiibuIs hnd offered
their help. After matters were settled
the Council of State will bo called up
on to act. TTlio Hoard uornrred action.
Superintendent Atkinson has Just
had printed a largo number of badges
for the various heads of departments
at tho Kakaako Warehouse Detention
Camp and tho men who do the work
about the place. Theso aro pieces of
very pretty yellow ribbon upon which
is printed a red cross at about tho mid
dle. Above tho cross are tho words:
Quarantine, Keroscno Warehouse De
tention Cnmp, Kakaako, Honolulu, H.
I. Beneath tho cross Is the following:
Nnmo of officer. Plaguo Epidemic, 1900.
(Continued on pago 3.)
Dr. Emerson brought up tho question
of n government dispensary at yester
day's meeting of tho Board of Health.
President Wood stated that ho had
been twice to see Minister Young about
tho matter, but had not found him In
his ofilco. Mr. Hatch "Let us havo
the dispensary In the hallway of this
building. Tho government may then
see the necessity of having a separate
Post Office Boys Relieved.
A detail of four men was sent In
from Camp Jones this morning to re
llovo tho Post Ofilco boys who were
left on tho Executive building grounds
for duty. This was dono on nccount of
the mall expected from tho Coast to
day which will require the assistance
of every man on tho force.
Death at Warehouse Camp.
Kelklolono Kaholomonnn, fcmnlo
Hawaiian, aged 47, died at the kero
scno warehouso detention camp and
her body was removed for burial In tho
afternoon. Thero were no symptoms of
tho plaguo whatever.
Death ut Kullhi.
Tashl Nlshl, u Japanese girl, aged 5
years, died at tho Knllhl detention
camp yesterday. It seems that tho poor
ltttlo thing fell Into n tub of hot water
and died soon after from tho shock of
Fre This Afternoon.
In accordance with tho action of tho
Board of Health yesterday afternoon,
tho remaining buildings on Kukul
street In Block 15, will bo burned by
the flro department this nftornoon.
Dr. Pratt Well Again.
After an Illness of a couple of dnys
Dr. Pratt, in charge of the fumigating
operations. Is able to be about again.
Ho will return to Kallhl tomorrow to
resume his duties.
Tho quarantine on tho pcoplo In tho
Queen hotel cottago and tho family in
tho main building was lifted this morn
ing nnd now tho pcoplo are free to go
where they will.
The following letter, n flnnl com
munication from A. 11. Loebcnstcln,
delegnte from the Health Committee of
Hllo, was received by Dr. Wood this
morning. Mr. Loebcnstcln now con
siders his work closed. He will return
to Hllo as soon ns possible nnd start
In on tho work of securing hearty co
operation from his compatriots of Hl
lo: Smtr.Kltnuea Hon, Honolulu Harbor,
Jan. 31, 1900.
C. B. Wood, M. D.,
President of tho Hoard of Health.
Your sovcral communications bear
ing date of tho MUtli Inst., aud notify
ing mo of action taken by tho Board
relatlvo to health matters on the Isl
and of Hawaii have been duly received
Having taken such Bteps for tho fur
ther safeguarding of tho public health
In the" different districts of the Island
of Hnwall, by tho delegation of Its au
thority to spcctnl agents In those dis
tricts, there Is every reason to com
mend tho action taken by your Hoard
and to assure you and tho agents com
missioned by It of the general support
of the Island of Hawaii.
Permit me, however, to call your at
tention to nn inadvertence. In the choice
of two of your nominees aud their dis
tricts of Jurisdiction. Mr. Walker be
lug a resident of North Hllo. and as
such should bo duly appointed for his
district, while Mr. I.tdgnto being from
Hnmnkun, could not bo prevailed upon
to accept the lesponslblllty for n dls
tt let remote from his own sphoro of ac
tion. I doubt, furthermore, whether
Mr. Walker would nccept tho ward of
olllce of Hamakua.
Having before mo your icnsons ob
jecting to other than residents of n par
ticular dlstilct, for the authority In
such district, I trust your Board will
reconsider Its action leltttlvo to tho
Thcro Is, fuithcrinorc, nn omission
In tho car.- of South Kolmln, with nn
Important port, lika Knwnlhao and
where upon my nrrlvul a week ago, I
found that the steamer Upulu had
landed a quantity of liquor and n lnrgo
consignment of mall matter, both un
guarded. Knwalhae being mainly a feeder of
Hnmakua and tho village of Wnlmca
being In closer touch with It than with
Kolinla, I would suggest that tho ap
pointment of n special agent of thnt
district bo delegated to Mr. Paul Jar
rett, whoso Interests uro divided be
tween tho districts of Hnmakua and
I havo tho honor, Sir, to remain
Very respectfully yours.
A. II. LOEUENSTEIN.
President Wood, after consulting his
iihBocIatcs on tho Board, has acted In
accordance with tho suggestions of Mr.
LocbenBtcln and the commissions for
tho men In tho various districts, Paul
Jarrett Included, will bo despatched In
tho Kllauea Hon this afternoon.
A communication from the Board of
Health was considered by tho Execu
tive Council this morning. It recom
mended tho expenditure of $2,500 to re
imburse firemen for losses incurred by
them In recent fires. Tho matter was
referred to tho Minister of the Interior
Commander Merry's leply to tho re
quest for permission to erect a new
wharf and warehouso nt tho entrnuce
to tuo hnrbor was accepted, with the
exception of one point that tho Minis
ter of tho Interior was Instructed to
see tho naval station commandant fur
ther about. This Is a stipulation to
hnvo tho wharf como close up to tho
Hcalanl boathouse. Tho Government
objects thnt sucu location would In
volvo the Jabbing of tho boathouse by
thrt bowsprits of vessels. Among con
ditions prescribed and accepted, tho
United States Government Is to havo
tho frco Ubc of the warehouse If re
quired, and may take possession of tho
whole works on paying for them, nnd
tho Hawaiian Government shall re
move tho structures If requested by the
United States Government.
Tenders for tho wharf nnd warehouse
construction closed at noon today.
Thero was but one received, that of
Cotton Bros. & Co., contractors for
United Stntcs harbor works now In.
progress. Tho prlco was $fi9,G"G nnd
the contract was awarded to the firm
ninklng tho only bid.
The Attorney General submitted to
the Council a report on references
made to him or questions of appro
priations. This Is piomlsed for publi
cation within n few days.
Tho Minister of Finance was author
ized to pay $23,0oG.G3, on requisition of
tho Minister of Foreign Affairs, that
amount being the excess of tho pro
rata of military payrolls for January.
This represents tho cost of military
quarantine guards for the mouth.
Another Rapid Construction Feat -Spirt Cloth
ing Provided For Mandarin Doyle Holds
Reception - Children's Rtimrnber'd.
U. 8. 8. PATHFINDER.
China and Moana.
The China was confidently expected
In from San Francisco last night and
the Moana this morning, but neither
hnvo put In nn appearance. Tho only
possible reason for t)io Moana's delay,
barring an nccldent, is a wait for tho
English malls that, on nccount of the
wenther, are often blocked nt this tlmo
of the yenr. The China enmo into port
upon her arrlvnl hero nnd it may bo
that her delay has been caused by
quarantine regulations at San Fran
The U. S. S. Pathfinder of tho Coast
Survey Department, arrived off port
early this morning and. later on, canio
into port to an nnchorago oh tho Pa
cific Mall wharf.
Tho Pathfinder, Perkins commander,
sailed from Hllo Monday last, having
finished her survey In tho harbor there.
She conies here to tnkc on coal and Im
mediately this work Is completed, (.ho
will set sail for Mnalaca bay to make
surveys thcte. It will bo remembered
thnt, on leaving this place Inst nho
went to Knlmlu! nnd Hiirvsyo-.l tho har
it Is possible thnt tlu Pathfinder, af
ter completing her work on .Maul, will
go back to Hllo but the morn likely
courso Is that she will return to San
Francisco, thero to prepire for a trip
Speaking of tho situation In Hllo,
tho officer of tho deck had tho follow
ing to say: "Tho fooling of the peo
ple of Hllo was very bitter when wo
left. So rabid wero tney mat mey con
templated seriously refusing tho mall
from Kau. In fact It van held up nt
tho Volcano hoiiho but it must havo
como through later on for w.j got our
mall tho day wo left.
"I learned further tin' tho old
Henlth Commltte hnd betn dissolved
and a now ono appointed."
Action for Accounting
Uwlnl K. Johnson and Knnanlmau-
loa by their attorneys, Kinney, Ballon
It has been decided that tho Chinese
ami Japaneso refugees from Chinatown
at tho drill shed camp may finish their
period of quarantine there. Objection
hnd been raised that the camp hail no
facilities for fumigation. This objec
tion has been overcome by tho same
energy thnt characterized the construc
tion nnd organization of tho camp.
Thcro was no fumigation station thcro
yesterdny, but today ono Is standing
thero ns good as any other tu tho wholo
sanitary equipment of Honolulu.
Under the orders of Attorney Gen
eral Cooper, who hns general direction
of tho camp, Superintendent Chester A.
Doylo at 1:30 yesterday afternoon set
n few white carpenters, together with
all the Japaneso men In camp who
could drive a nnll, at work building a
fumigation house. By 5 o'clock this
morning n staunch building, about GO
by 20 feet, had been completed. It has
double floors and heavily battened
walls made airtight with tarred paper,
the roof Is covered with corrugated
Iron and tho Interior fitted with racks
throughout for clothing to bo fumigat
Last night Mr. Doyle dresscil himself
lu evening suit mid held n reception
In honor of Chinese! New Year's. A
lioiiohl tnblo was fitted up nnd well
laid with the tokens of hospitality. All
of 'tho Chinese In tho compound eager
ly paid court to tho Caucasian (or Mi
lesian should It bo said) mandarin of
the occasion. Every man nmong the
guests left his card written In Chinese
on brilliantly hued paper.
This foienoon u wagon load of toys,
confections, etc , was sent to the Chi
nese In camp for the new year cheer of
tho Juvenile Mongolians. It was tho
gift of tho principal Chinese mer
chants by subscription.
Rev. F. W. Damon nnd wife paid n
visit '.o tho camp this morning. They
wero filled with sm prised admiration
nt the thoroughness of' the arrange
ments, with tho consequent ord5rnnd
happiness reigning among tho refu
Worthy of Consideration.
L. C. Abies has mado n suggestion to
tho Citizens' Sanitary Committee,
which If adopted would mitigate a felt
difficulty of tho situation. Thcro nro
scores of Idle men about town, each
waiting for a sanltnry guard's $3 u
day Job. In tho meantime n mechanic
cannot bo hired to do any of tho work
ordered to bo dono on premises by sub
Inspectors. Tho proposition of Mr.
Abies Is thnt one or two dozen men
who can handlo tools, with u few pk!c
aud shovel Inborcrs, bo mustered un
der competent superintendence for do
ing such alterations or repairs as may
be prescribed upon the premises of
people who find it Impossible of them
selves to obtnln workmen. By assuring
wages lu proportion to what guards aro
receiving. It ought to bo easy to secure
u stalf of workmen for the purposo
Chlnn, was reported oft port between
4 nnd 5 o'clock this morning and peo
ple In town wero awakened by the long
blasts of tho Electric Light Co.'s whis
tle, but the steamer turned out to be
the U. S. S. Pathfinder from Hllo.
Wm. Carson Sold.
The wreck of tho Wm. Carson was
sold ut miction nt tho front entrance
to tho Judlcinry building nt 12 noon
today by Auctioneer Morgan.
Thero wero not less thnn a hundred
people present, but the bidding was
not at all llvoly.
Paul Neumann Btnrted the ball roll
ing with a bid of $300. Next camo the
Wilder Steamship Co. nnd then Harry
Evans. Tho wreck was finally knocked
down to tho Wilder Steamship Co. for
the sum of $550, tho other bidders re
fusing to go any higher, nlthough
Auctioneer Morgan held on a long time,
The officers of tho I'nthiimlor n.w
aboard the vessel, aro as follows: F.
W. Perkins, commander; J. C. Dow,
exccutlvo officer; C. W. Fitzgerald, sec
ond watch officer; W. M. Atkinson,
third wutch officer; Geo. 8. Ixswls,
fourth watch officer; J. T. Goldsbor
ough, Chief Engineer; J. E. Shepherd,
surgeon; Eugene Vclth, paymaster and
Carl F. Delchmnn. cnntilii'a mv
A foreign steamer, supposed to bo tho & Mcciauahan, nnswer tho action for
accounting brought against them by
Hannah K. Markham. They deny In
specific terms thnt tho plaintiff was
ever In possession of tho lands Involv
ed, or had any Interest therein for
many years last past. They nlso plead
tho statute of limitations. Tho lands
aro at Kaluaoloho nud Knuluwcla.
S. S. China off Koko Head at 3 p. m
Absolutely no ono Is allowed aboard
tho Missouri. Col. Ruhlcn himself was
refused permission to go aboard yes
terday. Tho Cabinet and Board of Health aro
discussing tho proposition of tho new
roads for the Infected district this nf-ternoon.
WEDDING STATIONERY, Engraved
H. F. WICHMAN.
Tho American schooner Aloha, Fry
master, arrived In port this forenoon
after anchorage outside since tho 29th
Inst. She hns a eargo of 1900 tons
of general merchandise for H. Hnckfeld
Tho Pacific Vehicle and Supply Co.,
Ltd., havo purchased tho branch of
W. W. Wright's business, comprising
tho Bale and Importation of all ready
mado vohlclcs. This doe not Includo
tho manufacturing or hlncksmlthliig
departments which will bo carried on
by W. W: Wright ns heretofore. Seo
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